Roosevelt boys fall in basketball regionals

The Roosevelt Bears won their first district title in 14 years, but fell to Dearborn in the first round of Division 1 Regional play

After winning a Division 1 district title with a tight win over host Lincoln Park in the championship game, the Roosevelt boys saw their tournament run come to a close in a hail of three-point shots against Dearborn High.

The Pioneers rained down 11 triples on the Bears and won their regional semifinal game 63-45. The victory earned Dearborn a berth in the regional finals where they were soundly whipped by regional champ Detroit King 72-43.

Against Wyandotte, Dearborn hit five triples in the opening quarter and opened up a 20-9 lead after the first period. The advantage was 36-26 at the half.

Wyandotte, which got  12 points from Keyshawn Devlin’s 12 points and 11 from senior senior Darian Henderson, drew to within five points in the second half, but that was as close as the Bears would come and the Pioneers pulled away for the win.

Ben Clark led Dearborn with 18 points, 15 of them on three-point shots.

To reach the regionals, Roosevelt, first had to win its district, which it did for the first time in 14 years, beating Lincoln Park in its own gym 47-43. To reach the district final, Wyandotte, which won 13 pf ots last 16 games this season, beat Anderson 47-43 in overtime and Allen Park 56-44 in the district semifinals.

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